Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul
What is the Breviary Online?
The Official Prayer of the Church
Next to the Holy Mass, the Divine Office (or Breviary) is the most important prayer offered to God. It is offered by the Church and in the name of the Church, conferring multifold graces and blessings on those who recite it worthily, attentively and devoutly. Normally the domain of priests and religious, the Church has continued to recommend her official prayer to the faithful. However, until now, the complexity of the rubrics and a lack of suitable translations has deterred many.
Now Accessible to the Layman
With the help of modern technology, it has become easier to overcome these problems. The result is the Roman Breviary published by the Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul in both Latin and English. No knowledge of the liturgy is required. All you have to do is click on the feastday, and then on the Canonical Hour you want to say. The rest is just like reading a book—everything is laid out for you in order according to the rubrics of the day. No more flicking through the ribboned sections of a weighty volume. No more apprehension that you are forgetting some obscure rubric. It's all there spelled out, in order, every day.
Learn More about the Breviary
And if you do want to deepen your knowledge of the Breviary or the Confraternity, this website can help you with that too. We already provide a short history of the Breviary, instructions on when to recite which Hours, a brief commentary on the psalms, and much more. And for those who would really like to understand the rubrics in greater depth, we provide in our bookstore a detailed but simply written electronic manual entitled How to Say the Breviary. We shall be expanding this website regularly with more information, so check back with us frequently. And may God reward your prayers by bestowing on you all those spiritual favours that come from a devout reading of the Church's Divine Office.
Is this Breviary for You?
Link to our Features Page to see what a difference our online edition of the traditional Roman Breviary can make in your life.
Link to the Office for the Feast of St. Pius X, our secondary patron. You can browse through the various Hours of the Office and get a feel for what to expect.
Check out the artwork, the original photos, play some of the music. We hope you enjoy the experience. More importantly do you think this approach to prayer is something that could be spiritually beneficial for you?
How Do I Get Started?
Register and Subscribe
Link to our online Breviary homepage. Underneath the login form is a box, with the words First-Time User? and Register Here in red letters underlined. Click on this link and complete the short form. Click the Sign up link.
Log in to our webiste using the user name and password you have chosen. When you first attempt to Recite the Breviary you will be linked to the subscription page. Here you may choose from our monthly subscription of $2.50 (USD) per month, or $24.00 for an annual subscription. Or simply send a check to the address provided on our Contacts page.
Contents of Video Archives
Italian Newsreel of the Proclamation of the Dogma of the Assumption by Pope Pius XII, November 1, 1950
Views of St. Louis IX's glorious masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, to the accompaniment of the Pange Lingua Mass
In this short EWTN documentary we are shown around the home of Saint Joseph Calasanctius in the mother house of the teaching order of Piarists, which he founded in Rome in 1621.
A short video message from Fr. Patrick Peyton, founder of the Family Rosary Crusade, on the importance of prayer in the family.
The first part of Claudio Monteverdi's Magnificat from the Vespro della Beata Vergine of 1610, performed in the Basilica di San Marco in Venice.
The conclusion of Claudio Monteverdi's Magnificat from the Vespro della Beata Vergine of 1610, performed in the Basilica di San Marco in Venice.
Reflections by those involved in the discovery and preservation of the famous cross pulled from the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York.
Memorial to Our Lady of Sorrows to the accompaniment of Vivaldi's Stabat Mater.
The official movie trailer from the 1962 film The Reluctant Saint on the life of today's saint, Joseph Cupertino.
Italian video showing the procession of San Gennaro through the streets of Naples and the miraculous liquefaction of the saint's blood.
A history of the Angelus, with a recording made by the Daughters of Mary, an American congregation based in upstate new York.
Pictures of the Abbey of the Sacred Heart at Paray-le-Monial to accompany Our Lord's promises to St. Margaret Mary whose feast we celebrate on this day.
A 2011 documentary from the National Explorer Channel on the authentication of the relics of Saints Chrysanthus and Daria.
Part of today's televised ceremony from the Cenotaph in London, as Her Majesty The Queen leads the nation in mourning for her war dead.
St. Andrew and his connection with Scotland.
For the feast of St. Ambrose, our video shows part of the Ambrosian, or Milanese, Rite celebrated at the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva in Rome.